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‘Tis the Season… for Giving Back!

November 23, 2022

There’s something in the air this time of year, in spite of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We gather with family and friends. We smile a little more,…

A Foster Home is Truly Where the Heart Is

November 23, 2022

Most of us look forward to the holidays, gathering together with family and loved ones, eating a bountiful meal, watching a football game, playing a board game, or just simply…

Allendale Celebrates 125 Years of Helping Kids in Crisis Find Hope and Healing

September 6, 2022

Written by: Joanne Levine, Lekas & Levine PR This year, Allendale Association—a Lake Villa not-for-profit that serves kids and families in crisis—celebrates its 125th anniversary. Over the decades, thousands of…

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Allendale, community find a way to give residents a happy Easter

March 10, 2020

Although its day school and counseling center are closed, in accordance with Illinois’ shutdown, nearly 99 kids continue to call the Allendale campus home. Thanks to the staff, community and…

Allendale’s Repurposed Wood Vocational Program

February 12, 2020

Allendale Woodshop Instructor, Rob Serdar, and his students were excited to partner with Jeff Clark, of Old School Timber Works in Libertyville, to transform several fallen white oak trees from our…

Allendale Offers A Residential Program for Children with Autism

November 13, 2019

This fall, Allendale contracted with the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services to open a residential program for young children with Autism on our Lake Villa campus! Read the…

Allendale Receives High Praise from Advanc-ED Accreditation

April 7, 2019

Allendale School’s Advanc-ED External Review concluded last week, utilizing over 30 standards that are tailored for all education providers across the country. The team examined our school’s programs, cultural context,…

Allendale’s embroidery, screen-printing program has local impact!

April 1, 2019

Read more about how Allendale’s Embroidery & Silk Screening vocational program is making a local impact! “I think it’s great that they are providing an opportunity for kids to learn…

Bears’ Chairman George H. McCaskey Kicks Off Summer Olympics!

October 15, 2018

Following a popular 12-year tradition, Allendale Association recently held its campus-wide Summer Olympics for its young residents. Adding to the excitement, Chicago Bears’ Chairman George H. McCaskey officiated at opening day festivities, another…

“Transforming Kids’ Lives, One Square Foot at a Time!”

October 15, 2018

When community members come together to improve kids’ lives, amazing things can happen. Such was the case recently when volunteers from several local not-for-profits-spearheaded by Fill A Heart 4 Kids,…

“Allendale LINC Students Find Their Rhythm!”

January 16, 2018

A group of students from Allendale’s LINC School in Woodstock take part in steelpan drum instruction at Potts & Pans Inc. The program has demonstrated a number of benefits for…

“Allendale’s specialized foster parents are transforming kids’ lives”

January 10, 2018

Click here for the Daily Herald Specialized Foster Care article, profiling the Greenawalt family!